Late Spring 2013 Schedule
7PM–8:15PM Yoga & Meditation at Mellow Massage Therapy Center, East Falls, Philadelphia
Rates per class depend on the individual yoga studio. Please check the studio websites for details.
Ayurveda for Balanced Living
Ayurveda, the “sister” science of yoga, is a holistic system of medicine, based on 5,000 years of continuous practice in its native India. It provides tools for living a healthier, balanced life by viewing the body as a microcosm of nature––a combination of the five elements; space/ether, air, fire, water and earth. These elements create our personality traits and disease tendencies. The goal of Ayurveda is to bring the elements into harmony, leading to optimal wellness.
In this four-week series, you will learn:
–The five elements of Ayurveda and their role in your individual dosha (body/mind tendency)
–Simple lifestyle modifications according to time of day and seasons
–Ayurvedic dietary principles and use of herbs for self-healing
–Yoga for your individual dosha
The series will include lecture and discussion. Ayurvedic yoga will be practiced in weeks 3 and 4. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Cost: $130 Including individual consultation.
Mondays, 11am–12:30pm: April 29, May 6, May 13 & May 20
Whole Body Yoga Studio, North Wales, Pennsylvania.
Yoga for Back Pain
If you have ever exclaimed, “Oh, my aching back,” you are far from alone––debilitatng back pain effects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. Pain in the back, especially the lower back, is the most common type of structural injury worldwide and the top cause of job-related disability in the US leading to missed work and lowered productivity.
Whether your pain stems from an injury, repetitive motion or misalignments in the body, a targeted, therapeutic yoga practice can help you manage the condition. In fact, with the help of this workshop, you will feel empowered to heal yourself with simple yoga poses that can safely be used in conjunction with other bodywork and/or medical recommendations. If you are fortunate to have a healthy back, come learn yogic methods of keeping it in shape, comfortable and free from pain.
This workshop will include both discussion and yoga practice. It is appropriate for all levels of yoga practitioner from beginner to advanced.
Saturday, May 18, 3PM–5PM
Mellow Massage Therapy Center, East Falls, Philadelphia.